Quotation #3 – Elliott Erwitt

I have already arrived at the last of my 3 consecutive days of quotations (thanks again to Cosme of BCLPhotography for inviting me to participate!) and thought I would finish with a photography quote from one of my favourite photographers Elliott Erwitt.

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Halina camera 6

Halina camera 7

Halina camera 4

Halina camera 2(The vintage camera in the photos dates from the 1960’s and belonged to my late father-in-law.)

For my final nominations I thought it would be fun to invite a trio of ladies who participate along with myself and now several others, in the black and white photoblog ‘MonochromeMuse’.

Ellie, who is the founder of the MonochromeMuse blog, also writes another blog (2 actually) called Miss Ellie Dee LifeChimes where you will find an entertaining mix of writing and photography.

Grace also writes a lovely gentle meditative blog ‘GraceNotes’ illustrated with her own photography of course and lastly

(another!) Jane who’s blog WritingandStuff presents a cornucopia of her photography, writing and poetry.   I hope you ladies will have some fun with this if you decide to join in!


For the participants the rules are simple – just post a favourite quote over 3 days, mentioning the nominator 🙂 and nominating 3 other bloggers to participate – have fun!

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    The way you see things…..love the variety of images of that old camera!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I’m having a bit of a vintage phase at the moment!

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  2. Timothy Price says:

    Love the camera! Have you tried running a roll of film through it?

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    1. HI Timothy! No I confess I haven’t, I actually didn’t realise we had it until my hubby mentioned it the other day when I was talking about vintage cameras! Looks like it should work though so I may experiment!

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      1. Timothy Price says:

        Film is fun and a different experience. Are there still labs that process film in your Village or near? I process my own B&W film, but when I do color film, I have it processed by a lab and get only the negatives and a CD of the photos digitized from the negatives.

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      2. I keep thinking I should have a go at film as I never have! There isn’t anything in our village but maybe in the nearest big town there might be, I shall have to find out!

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      3. Timothy Price says:

        You can learn to process your own black & white film. All you need is a light tight place to roll the exposed film onto the reel (a changing bag is a good option) before you put it in a daylight tank for processing, a photo thermometer, chemistry (developer and fixer). Once the film is processed, you can scan the negatives with most any scanner.

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      4. I just bought an old Kodak Brownie from the 1930’s which I think should work so I’m definitely interested in giving it a try! I certainly have a place here I could use as a ‘dark room’ . I’ll let you know if I get anywhere with it!

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  3. Grace says:

    Love this quote, Jane, and am so honored to be asked to participate in the challenge! I am going to have a lot of fun looking through all of the quotes I’ve collected and picking three favorites to highlight! Thank you! xx

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    1. You really are most welcome Grace! I shall really look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂

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  4. My first quote, Jane. Thank you so much for the invite. Love this quote and your stunning photography!

    https://cardiekooksgingerboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/smiles-of-nature/

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    1. Many thanks indeed Jane I shall hurry over straight away to see your first quote!

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  5. It’s a brilliant quote, Jane, and I think Erwitt would be hugely pleased with the way you demonstrated it. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to your art as much as I am? You have the deft skill that allows you to frame the ordinary and make it extraordinary?
    I’m so grateful that folks like you exist, as you give me pause in my everyday life. I am struck with a tiny bolt of awe. And it is rejuvenating and oftentimes soul cleansing.
    Lovely, lovely work.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Shelley, I think you are way too generous but I can’t thank you enough !

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  6. Great post Jane!! I love all these photos. The composition and editing is fantastic!
    I also like the quote by Elliott Erwitt.

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    1. Thankyou so much Cosme, really appreciate that you like it, it was an interesting challenge to do and Erwitt is one of my favourites!

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  7. Jane Lurie says:

    One of my favorite and oft-used quotes. Your still lifes with camera are fantastic, Jane.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I love the quote too, expresses pretty much everything that photography is about for me!

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  8. kazg10 says:

    Love the quote Jane and the photos of your beautiful camera.

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    1. Thanks Kaz! Delighted you like them, I loved that quote when I found it, sums up all the important bits of photography for me!

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      1. kazg10 says:

        Sorry I hadn’t yet replied re your quote challenge. I will do it as I do quotes mostly on a Tuesday I thought I would do one each week to fit in with my other posts. Thanks for thinking of me 🙂

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      2. Sounds perfect Kaz! I’ve only done a couple of these challenges and realise I took the rules too seriously! It has to be made to fit in to a normal life somehow!

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      3. Kaz, I just saw on Leanne’s post about me that it was you who recommended me to her , I thought it must have been and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you too for thinking of it, really appreciated ! 😉

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      4. kazg10 says:

        No worries Jane. Leanne is always looking for fantastic photographers and it was only a matter of time before she found you herself 🙂 you have such lovely photographs I’m so glad she contacted you and shared your photos with everyone 🙂

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  9. Lovely shots! Make me feel a little bit nostalgic …

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    1. Thank you Herbert! I thought of you the other day when I bought an old Voigtländer Bessa folding camera from the 1930’s, I remembered the name from your blog ! I shall be taking some photos of it for a vintage post very soon!

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      1. I do have mine here sitting in my rack 🙂

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  10. Lovely vintage feel.

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    1. Thankyou, the camera dates from the ’60’s so it seemed appropriate to give it that sort of look!

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